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The Letter G


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The Letter G

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Introduction to the Letter G

Welcome to our exploration of the letter G! This character may seem simple at first glance, but it holds a unique spot in the English alphabet. Found in various words from "garden" to "giggle," understanding the letter G is key for developing strong literacy skills. Let's embark on a journey to uncover the secrets and charm of the letter G.

Understanding the Letter G – Definition and Sounds

The letter G is the seventh letter in the English alphabet and has two primary sounds: the hard G sound, like in the word "go," and the soft G sound, as in "giraffe."

To master the pronunciation and usage of the letter G, it's crucial to recognize which sound to use. The hard G typically occurs before the vowels 'a', 'o', and 'u', while the soft G often precedes 'e', 'i', and 'y'. This distinction will guide you in reading and writing accurately.

What is the hard sound that the letter G makes?
Can you name a word that has the soft "G" sound?
What is the seventh letter in the English alphabet?

The Letter G – How to Write It?

The writing the letter G exercise is an important skill to develop. To write the uppercase 'G,' start with a circle and add a small tail that hooks to the left at the bottom. For the lowercase 'g,' begin with a circle, then draw a line downward, curving to the left, with a small loop.

The Letter G – Example Words and Usage

Now that you're familiar with the sounds of G, let's see it in action. For example, the uppercase G is used at the beginning of a sentence: "Giraffes gracefully gallop in the garden." Here, you can hear the soft G sound in "giraffes" and the hard G sound in "garden."

Words with the Letter G

The letter G is versatile and appears in numerous words. Here's a table showcasing words that begin with, contain, or end with the letter G:

Begin With Contain End With
garden angry dog
go begin hug
giant dragon big
gold magnet ring

The Letter G – Summary

Key Learnings from this Text:

  • The letter G is the seventh letter in the English alphabet.
  • It has a hard sound, /g/ and a soft sound, /j/
  • Recognizing both uppercase "G" and lowercase "g" is vital for reading and writing fluency.

Strengthen your understanding of the letter G with interactive games, engaging videos, and practice worksheets available on our platform.

The Letter G – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the two sounds of the letter G?
How do you decide which G sound to use in a word?
Can the letter G be a word by itself?
What is an example of a word that starts with the letter G?
How do you teach a child to write the letter G?
Why is the letter G important to learn?
Do all letters have two sounds like the letter G?
What are some fun activities to help learn the letter G?
How can I help my child remember the different sounds of the letter G?
What are some challenges when learning the letter G?

Transcript The Letter G

Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden ... and learn all about… "The Letter ". This is the letter , it makes the sound /g/. This is an uppercase ... and this is a lowercase one. They both make the /g/ sound. like in ... goat , ... glove , ... and girl ! Let's practice the /g/ sound with Kala! "/g/ , /g/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that begins with the letter ? "There are glasses (...) that starts with the letter !" Is there anything else in the garden that starts with ? "There are some grapes (...) that ALSO begins with the letter !" Uh-oh! is hiding with other letters! Can you help find the letter in the alphabet? Point to the letter when you find it! Did you also point here? You did some great work in the phonics garden! Today we learned all about the letter , ... we listened to and made the /g/ sound... and we found words that began with the letter (...) and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and try to find the GUITAR and GIFT hidden in the garden! Comment below when and where you find them! Want to learn more? Check out the next letter video in the alphabet, the letter !

The Letter G exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video The Letter G.
  • Which one is the correct letter?


    Listen carefully to the sound, play it again and think about what you can hear.

    This animal is a ____.

    Look again at the picture above. What sound does this word start with?


    The correct letter is g. This makes the /g/ sound.

  • What sound does the letter make?


    The word go starts with the sound.

    Listen to all four sounds again. Which one is the same as the beginning of the word gone?


    The correct sound is /g/.

  • Find the objects that begin with "g".


    There are 5 items that start with g to highlight.

    Listen to this word. Can you find it in the picture?

    Listen carefully to the names of the objects.


    The five items that begin with g are:

    • globe
    • gate
    • glue
    • gold
    • grapefruit
  • What is the word?


    Listen carefully. Does the word start or end with g?

    What other sounds can you hear?

    Here we can see the words with pictures. Use this to help you find the matching pairs above.


    The words are:

    1. gap
    2. gull
    3. bag
    4. mug
  • Help Kala find the objects that begin with "g".


    Listen to the sound. Which words begin with this sound?

    Say all of the items out loud. In which ones do you hear the /g/ sound at the beginning?

    There are two correct choices.


    Gorilla and glass start with /g/.

  • Can you put the words in the correct group?


    Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear g at the beginning or at the end?

    Think carefully about the first sound that you hear, is it g or a different sound?

    There are 3 words that begin with g and 3 words that end with g.


    Gorilla, glass and grass have g at the beginning.

    Log, frog and pig have g at the end.